What You Need to Know About Your Mailbox




The Van Buren County Road Commission is not responsible for mailboxes that are poorly mounted, have rotted posts, or are damaged by the impact of snow.

If you believe that your mailbox has been damaged by Road Commission equipment striking it, please call the Road Commission at 269-674-8011, or send an email to vbcrc@vbcrc.org  An inspector will review the mailbox and, if the damage was caused by our equipment striking the mailbox, the Road Commission will replace it for you with a standard type mailbox and post.  


For a copy of the Road Commission's Mailbox Replacement Policy click HERE

It should be noted that this process will take time, depending upon weather conditions and staff workload.  Plowing snow is our priority.  In the meantime, it is suggested that arrangements be made with your local post office for your mail delivery.


In preparation for the winter months it is strongly suggested that you "Shake Your Mailbox" to be sure that it can withstand the impact of snow coming off the blade of the plow!

For proper placement and installation of mailboxes, click on the link below:

Guidelines for Mailboxes and Supports

CLICK HERE for a Brochure outline mailbox guidelines.